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Governance

Our school is a not for profit organization.

Bonn International School is a registered non-profit association and is governed by a Board of Trustees. The 10-member Board of Trustees is mandated with the effective management of resources and long-term development of the school. The Board holds responsibility for strategic decisions and determines school policy and annual budgets. Strong relationships between the Board of Trustees and the school’s leadership ensure continuous a shared vision for the future of our school and a resiliance in the face of short terms challenges.

In addition to the expertise offered by its Board Members, BIS has had the benefit of an Advisory Council for more than 10 years. This group is comprised of prominent leaders from the local and regional business as well as from political and international communities. Advisory Council members support BIS by acting as ambassadors and spokespeople and sharing their professional insights and expertise.

Board of Trustees

The ten member Board of Trustees comprises seven elected parents, the School Director, the Chair of the Parent Volunteers and one staff representative. All of the members are volunteers who donate their time and talents. The Board takes responsibility for strategic decisions at BIS and determines its long-term course and policies. Board members serve a three year term that may be renewed upon re-election. All parents at BIS can stand for election to the board. The school’s community votes in new members at annual elections.

The Board of Trustees divides its work across five standing committees, which meet separately to research and discuss issues and bring these to the Board for decision or information. Although the work of each committee is separate and distinct, the school’s mission and its long-term sustainability guide each decision. This year’s committees are:

Finance and Personnel

Governance

Development

Policy

The Board updates the community about its activities via a regular newsletter – “Board Buzz”. This is emailed to parents and staff and posted in the login section of the website. This login section also contains the Board Policy Manual and contact information for individual members. A display board in the main foyer of the Waves building also displays current information.